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Rustici calls for proposals

The 2020 request for proposals for the UC Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment is now open.

Proposals for research and outreach are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019.

Funding is available to University of California personnel to support problem-solving research to benefit California range cattle producers. The goal of this program is to promote and support collaborative research between UC academics and range cattle producers to provide practical answers to critical issues and challenges facing the industry.

Information about this funding opportunity can be found at http://rangelands.ucdavis.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2020-Rustici-RFP-due-11-07-19-3.pdf.

For more information about the UC Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment, visit http://rangelands.ucdavis.edu/rustici/research-endowment.

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6:14 PM

Rustici rangeland and cattle research proposals due Nov. 7

Russell L. Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment funding is available to University of California personnel to support problem-solving research that will benefit California range cattle producers. The goal of this program is to promote collaboration and strengthen the network among research faculty, Cooperative Extension specialists, county-based Cooperative Extension advisors and range cattle producers, and to ultimately provide practical answers to critical issues and challenges facing the industry.

It is anticipated that three or four research proposals will be awarded with a total annual budget typically not exceeding $60,000 per year. Matching funds from other sources that provide leverage will be favorably considered. Funding will also be available to support outreach and extending knowledge activities with budgets not to exceed $10,000 per project.

Research grants run from Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2020 or 2021 (not to exceed two years).

Requests for outreach/extending knowledge activities are accepted year-round (not to exceed two years).

Research priorities are refined in regular consultation with representatives from the range cattle industry. Specific issues identified in a recent review are listed below. While the overall interest in the broader existing priority areas remains, cross-cutting proposals which target the specific needs below are also encouraged.

Research priorities for 2019 call (not in order of priority):

  • Improving cattle health, genetics, productivity, and quality
  • Managing rangelands for multiple ecosystem services
  • Enhancing the productivity and profitability of rangeland cattle operations

Research proposals are due Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, to rusticiresearch@ucdavis.edu. For more information, visit http://rangelands.ucdavis.edu/rustici/research-endowment or email rusticiresearch@ucdavis.edu 

Posted on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 5:39 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment calls for proposals

Russell L. Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment funding is available to University of California personnel to support problem-solving research that will benefit California range cattle producers. The goal of this program is to promote collaboration and strengthen the network among research faculty, Cooperative Extension specialists, county-based Cooperative Extension advisors and range cattle producers, and to ultimately provide practical answers to critical issues and challenges facing the industry.

It is anticipated that three or four research proposals will be awarded with a total annual budget typically not exceeding $60,000 per year. Matching funds from other sources that provide leverage will be favorably considered. Funding will also be available to support outreach and extending knowledge activities with budgets not to exceed $10,000 per project.

Funding opportunities:

  • Collaborative research (annual call for proposals on priority research issues)
  • Collaborative workshops, conferences, symposia (requests accepted year-round)

Time period:

  • Research grants: January 1, 2018-December 31, xxxx (not to exceed two years)
  • Outreach / extending knowledge activities: request accepted year-round (not to exceed two years)

Research priorities for 2018 call (not in order of priority):

  • Managing Rangelands for Multiple Ecosystem Services
  • Enhancing the Productivity and Profitability of Rangeland Cattle Operations
  • Improving Cattle Health, Genetics, Productivity, and Quality 

The research priorities for this call were developed and refined in consultation with UC and representatives from the range cattle industry. Priorities will be reviewed and established on a regular basis to ensure that the most critical issues facing the industry continue to be addressed.

Proposals are due Oct. 20, 2017. For more information, visit  http://rangelands.ucdavis.edu/rustici-page-rfp.

 

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 9:16 AM
 
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